The original
modern city

A bright future ahead

Oxygen is located in the centre of a swathe of new investment connecting the Northern Quarter to Ancoats and New Islington.

The city has one of the fastest growing economies in the UK, with many major strategic developments backed by investors from around the world. A key driver of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, it has successfully attracted national and global businesses such as the BBC and Google to establish strategic sites in the city, resulting in real-estate values being among the most stable and rewarding in the world.

  • Manchester named by HSBC as the UK’s top investment city
  • Manchester’s population growth is three times the national average
  • Highest rental yields in the UK in 2016 7% Average
  • £14 Billion HS2 Rail will cut travel time between Manchester and London to an hour
  • £800 Million Airport expansion
  • 98% rental occupancy in 2016 in the City
  • Highest capital growth predicted in the country over the next five years
  • 80 members of the FTSE 100 have a presence in Manchester
  • 80,000 new residents by 2033
  • 60,000 new homes by 2027

Manchester was named among the world’s most liveable cities, most liveable city in the UK and one of the top globally, ahead of London, New York & Rome.

2016 Global Liveability Survey — The Economist Intelligence Unit

65 / 100

65 of the FTSE 100 companies have a presence in Manchester

£1.5 b

£1.5B Manchester Life MCC and Sheik Mansours ADUG’s £1bn 10 year plan

£1.5B Spinningfields mixed use city centre regeneration


£800m Manchester Airport Group investment into the airport and business, aviation, science, and biotechnology industries in the surrounding area

£800m Noma 20 acre mixed-use city centre regeneration scheme


£650m Media City 200 acre business hub for media, digital and creative

Cultivating culture

Manchester – like its passionate inhabitants – has always had a distinctive personality. From it’s industrial fame as ‘Cottonopolis’ to its thriving sport, music and cultural scene, this is a city that’s always bursting with energy.

Voted one of the most vibrant destinations in the UK, Manchester is a city alive with culture. A buzzing arts and music scene plays host to many unique events, such as the world famous Manchester International Festival, alongside a rich and constantly expanding offering of first-class culinary and leisure experiences.

It’s global sporting conquests, including Manchester United FC and Manchester City FC, complement one of the fastest growing economies in the UK.

Manchester City

Highest student retention levels in Europe

From the boho chic of pop up speakeasy bars to world class restaurants scene; Manchester makes sure all tastes are catered for in it’s diverse and exciting food and drink scene. Always at the forefront of fashion, the city’s designer boutiques, independent stores keep its sartorially conscious looking sharp and dressed to impress.

Part of Manchester’s progressive attitude and youthful energy is fuelled by the 90,000 students that attend its leading universities and colleges, increased to 400,000 students attending universities within an hours drive. One of the largest student populations in Europe, this includes 20,000 international students that travel here from more than 180 countries.